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Monday | May 12, 2003

Criticism grows on lack of WMDs, new terrorist strike

Condoleeza Rice says:

Rice said Iraq appeared to have had a virtually "inspections proof" system of concealing chemical and biological weapons by developing chemicals and agents that could be used for more than one purpose.
In Rice's world, pesticides in Iraq are not really pesticides, they are WMDs. Any medical drugs are not really drugs, they are WMDs. In fact, the entire nation of Iraq was one giant cauldron of WMDs -- but those wily Iraqis hid them by using them for legitimate purposes. Damn them!

Then again, as Bush said pre-war:

That was a far cry from some of the claims being made before the war. Bush in an October 2002 speech said, "We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas. And surveillance photos reveal that the regime is rebuilding facilities that it had used to produce chemical and biological weapons."
Given that they haven't found a damn thing, it's clear Bush was LYING. Either that or our surveillance photos really suck. I tend to trust our technology. It has served us well. Bush, on the other hand, is a LIAR. So you've got to be skeptical of anything he says.

And while the US public carries on as blissful sheep, unbothered by their leader's lack of, well, truthfullness, the rest of the world isn't happy about it. US foreign policy will be a hornet's nest for some time to come. At least until a Democrat can start repairing the damage.

But the war made the world safer from terrorism, right? I mean, Al Qaeda is so weak it couldn't even strike during the war, right?


Bombs ripped through Westerners' compounds in Riyadh on Monday night -- wounding many and killing some, according to one hospital official -- hours before Secretary of State Colin Powell was due in the Saudi capital.

The three or four bombs seemed to be the latest anti-Western attacks in the kingdom that is the birthplace of Islam -- and also of Osama bin Laden, head of the al Qaeda network blamed for the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

"Dozens of people were wounded and they are being treated at some 10 hospitals," the official at the al-Hamadi hospital, who declined to be named, told Reuters. "I am sure there are dead. They are Westerners and Saudis."

Posted May 12, 2003 07:00 PM | Comments (75)


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